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24
Mar

Greater Manchester devolution – have your say

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After almost 18 months of agreements, negotiations and press releases, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority has published the plans for devolution (in bureaucratese, a ‘Governance Review and Scheme’). This means that we have our first proper look at the planned powers of the Greater Manchester mayor and their Cabinet. In planning, housing and regeneration, the […]

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03
Feb

In conversation with Tony Lloyd: devolution in the North

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Last Thursday, my colleague Stephen and I attended the Downtown in Business event featuring Tony Lloyd. Manchester born and bred, Mr Lloyd has over 30 years of parliamentary experience, as well as having held several ministerial positons. After briefly explaining his role as Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner, he delved into the position he […]

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04
Dec

Manchester Devolution: Mark II

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This week, a six-week consultation on the proposed devolution deal for the Sheffield City Region has started. Greater Manchester, however, determined to stay ahead of the pack, is already looking at the next step on its devolution path. The Spending Review included an announcement from George Osborne that the Greater Manchester Combined Authority will have […]

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